Project: Guardians of the Gut: Identifying Gut Commensal Species that Kill Multi-Drug Resistant Pathogens
The gut microbiome is an important first line of defence against invading pathogens. This project will use culturomics, microbiology and multi-omics to identify and characterise gut commensal bacteria that can kill multi-drug resistant (MDR) hospital pathgens. Live biotherapeutic bacterial consortia containing combinations of these "bioactive" commensal species will be designed and tested for their ability to eliminate MDR pathogens from the gut.
Our group is interested in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and multidrug (MDR) resistant pathogens. We aim to understand the mechanisms of AMR in molecular detail and develop new ways to inhibit MDR pathogens.
Carter Group Current Projects
PhD/MPhil, Master of Biomedical Science, Honours